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Workshops: Agendas and Materials


As part of its Quality Diagnostic Tools for States Knowledge Transfer Project, AHRQ hosted several in-person workshops to familiarize State policymakers with relevant AHRQ tools.


Workshop Agendas and Materials

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State Healthcare Quality Improvement Workshop: Tools You Can Use to Make a Difference
December 6 and 7, 2007
Philadelphia, PA
Park Hyatt Hotel

Day 1: Thursday December 6, 2007

Welcome and Overview
   Christine Williams

Opening Remarks: The State's Role in the Quality Agenda
    Jonathan Seib

Overview of the State Snapshots Tool (PowerPoint® File, 2.4 MB; PDF File, 946 KB; PDF Help)
    Jeff Brady

Case Study of Maine's Experience Using the State Snapshots (PowerPoint® File, 39 KB; PDF File, 17 KB; PDF Help)
    Chris McCarthy

Preventable Hospitalization Costs—A County-Level Mapping Tool (PowerPoint® File, 1.0 MB; PDF File, 222 KB; PDF Help)
    Marybeth Farquhar

Breakout Session I
    Track One: Policy Applications Round Table Discussion: State Snapshots and Preventable Hospitalization Costs and Mapping Tool
    Track Two: Hands-on Tool Training: Preventable Hospitalization Costs and Mapping Tool (Morning Breakout Sessions) (PowerPoint® File, 708 KB; PDF File, 102 KB; PDF Help)
    Melanie Chansky

Overview of the Asthma and Diabetes Workbooks (PowerPoint® File, 1.3 MB; PDF File, 215 KB; PDF Help)
   Rosanna Coffey

Kentucky State Case Study (PowerPoint® File, 1.8 MB; PDF File, 820 KB; PDF Help)
   Presented by Rosanna Coffey on behalf of Trudi Matthews

Overview of the Asthma ROI Calculator (PowerPoint® File, 764 KB; PDF File, 244 KB; PDF Help)
    Ginger Carls

Breakout Session II
   Track One: Policy Applications Round Table Discussion: The Diabetes and Asthma Workbooks and Guides and the Asthma ROI Calculator.
   Track Two: Hands-on Tool Training: Diabetes and Asthma Workbooks, and Asthma ROI Calculator. (Afternoon Breakout Sessions) (PowerPoint® File, 1.2 MB; PDF File, 460 KB; PDF Help)
    Rosanna Coffey and Ginger Carls

Day 2: Friday December 7, 2007

Overview of HCUPnet (PowerPoint® File, 6.9 MB; PDF File, 2.8 MB; PDF Help)
   Anne Elixhauser

Utah State Case Study (PowerPoint® File, 985 KB; PDF File, 885 KB; PDF Help)
   Wu Xu

Overview of the CDC Chronic Disease Cost Calculator (PowerPoint® File, 880 KB; PDF File, 335 KB; PDF Help)
Eric Finkelstein

Breakout Session III
   Track One: Policy Applications Round Table Discussion: HCUPnet and the CDC Chronic Disease Cost Calculator
   Track Two: Hands-on Tool Training: HCUPnet and the CDC Chronic Disease Cost Calculator
   Anne Elixhauser and Justin Trogdon

State Healthcare Quality Improvement Workshop: Tools You Can Use to Make a Difference
January 17 and 18, 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Sheraton Crescent Hotel

Day 1: Thursday January 17, 2008

Welcome & Overview (PowerPoint® File, 900 KB; PDF File, 347 KB; PDF Help)
    Marjorie Shofer

Opening Remarks: The State's Role in the Quality Agenda (PowerPoint® File, 5.0 MB; PDF File, 510 KB; PDF Help)
    Anthony Rodgers

Overview of HCUPnet (PowerPoint® File, 6.9 MB; PDF File, 3.5 MB; PDF Help)
    Anne Elixhauser

Utah State Case Study (PowerPoint® File, 1.5 MB; PDF File, 970 KB; PDF Help)
    Keely Cofrin Allen

Overview of the State Snapshots Tool (PowerPoint® File, 2.4 MB; PDF File, 1.2 MB; PDF Help)
   Jeff Brady

Case Study of Maine's Experience Using the State Snapshots (PowerPoint® File, 950 KB; PDF File, 655 KB; PDF Help)
    Dennis Shubert

Case Study of Arkansas' Experience Using the State Snapshots (PowerPoint® File, 301 KB; PDF File, 145 KB; PDF Help)
   Rhonda Jaster

Breakout Session I
    Track One: Policy Applications Round Table Discussion: State Snapshots and HCUPnet
   Track Two: Hands-on Tool Training: State Snapshots and HCUPnet
    Marguerite Barrett and Anne Elixhauser

Overview of the Asthma and Diabetes Workbooks (PowerPoint® File, 1.2 MB; PDF File, 601 KB; PDF Help)
    Rosanna Coffey

Kentucky State Case Study (PowerPoint® File, 2.6 MB; PDF File, 1.9 MB; PDF Help)
    Trudi Matthews

Overview of the Asthma ROI Calculator (PowerPoint® File, 1.2 MB; PDF File, 601 KB)
    Ginger Carls

Breakout Session II
   Track One: Policy Applications Round Table Discussion: The Diabetes and Asthma Workbooks and Guides and the Asthma ROI Calculator
   Track Two: Hands-on Tool Training: Asthma Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator (Breakout Session II) (PowerPoint® File, 1.3 MB; PDF File, 215 KB; PDF Help)
    Rosanna Coffey and Ginger Carls

Day 2: Friday January 18, 2008

Preventable Hospitalization Costs - A County-Level Mapping Tool (PowerPoint® File, 1.0 MB; PDF File, 208 KB; PDF Help)
    Melanie Chansky

Overview of the CDC Chronic Disease Cost Calculator (PowerPoint® File, 1.0 MB; PDF File, 350 KB; PDF Help)
    Eric Finkelstein

Breakout Session III
   Track One: Policy Applications Round Table Discussion: Preventable Hospitalization Costs and Mapping Tool and the CDC Chronic Disease Cost Calculator
   Track Two: Hands-on Tool Training: County-Level Mapping Tool (Breakout Session III) (PowerPoint® File, 710 KB; PDF File 99 KB; PDF Help)
    Melanie Chansky

Using Administrative Data to Answer State Policy Questions Intensive
December 4 and 5, 2008
Rockville, MD
AHRQ Headquarters

Day 1: Thursday December 4, 2008

Welcome and Introductions
Marjorie Shofer

Session 1: Administrative Data and HCUP Tools (PowerPoint® File, 5.9 MB; PDF File, 3.3 MB; PDF Help)
    Claudia Steiner

Session 2: Using Administrative Data To Inform Policy
   Bringing Data to Policy (PowerPoint® File, 740 KB; PDF File, 250 KB; PDF Help) on using data to answer policy questions.
    Alan Weil
   Data-Driven Policy Decisions (PowerPoint® File, 330 KB; PDF File, 105 KB; PDF Help)
   Julie Sonier
   Using Data for Quality Improvement: Reporting and Payment (PowerPoint® File, 210 KB; PDF file, 90 KB; PDF Help)
    Robert Murray

Session 3: The AHRQ Quality Indicators (PowerPoint® File, 1.5 MB; PDF File, 208 KB; PDF Help)
    Melanie Chansky

Session 4: Input Your Data-Output Your Website (PowerPoint® File, 5.8 MB; PDF File, 3.4 MB; PDF Help)
    Anne Elixhauser

Session 5: Parameters for the appropriate definition of hospital readmissions (PowerPoint® File, 460 KB; PDF File, 431 KB; PDF Help))
    Susan McBride

Session 6: Reactor Panel and Discussion
    Susan McBride, Rex Cowdry, Jill Rosenthal, and Julie Sonier

Session 7: State Teams Breakout
   Faculty available for State consultation

Day 2: Friday December 5, 2008

Session 8: HCUP Reports and Features for Informing Policy (PowerPoint® File, 2.5 MB; PDF File, 1.5 MB; PDF Help)
    Hannah Davis

Session 9: State Teams Breakout

Session 10: Report Out, Lessons Learned, & Anticipated Next Steps

Session 11: Lunch Panel Discussion
    Faculty available for State consultation

Current as of May 2009

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